The official browser of the large Chinese technology company Tencent

QQ Browser

QQ Browser

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  • Latest Version

    QQ Browser 12.3 LATEST

  • Review by

    Juan Garcia

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 64 / Windows 11

  • User Rating

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  • Author / Product

    Tencent, Inc. / External Link

  • Filename

    QQBrowser_Setup_qb11.exe

QQ Browser is the official browser client of the large Chinese technology company Tencent, enabling users of all knowledge levels to experience internet browsing experience that is powered not by one browser rendering engine, but several.

The previous versions of the app used the combination of WebKit (browser engine developed by Apple) and Trident (legacy browser engine developed by Microsoft for use in older versions of Internet Explorer), and now this browser has moved to the most modern Chromium engine that powers vast majority of modern browsing apps.

The history of the QQ Browser app started over 20 years ago with the release of the first version of Tencent Explorer, an app that had an innovative feature that allowed users to text chat with all concurrent visitors of the same web page they are currently viewing. The first implementation of dual rendering engines WebKit and Trident happened in 2010 with the release of QQ Browser 5.0, after which this popular application received numerous upgrades that introduced a wide variety of changes, including a streamlined user interface, faster processing of web pages, and eventual move to Chromium engine.

The modern version of QQ Browser is powered by the proprietary X5 kernel, which ensures fast, stable, and accurate rendering of modern web pages, webapps, and cloud-aware platforms, ensuring that all its users can experience the web the best way possible. The app features built-in support for plugins and addons and can enable users streamlined access to many webapps and services that can boost their daily internet workflow.

Windows version of QQ Browser features a user interface that is very similar to those found in modern versions of Google Chrome, with simple-to-use tabbed navigation, a side pane with shortcuts to many built-in tools (download, bookmark, email manager, and more), and quick access to web search tools. While this app received several complaints over the years centered on various security issues, developers at Tencent are regularly updating this app with new and improved security measures that make the usage of this browser app safe and reliable.

PROS
  • Fast browsing speeds and low data consumption
  • Offers a built-in ad blocker and anti-tracking features
  • Supports multiple platforms
  • Offers a user-friendly interface with customizable themes
  • Provides easy access to social media platforms and messaging apps
CONS
  • Limited extensions and add-ons compared to other popular browsers
  • May have compatibility issues with some websites
QQ Browser is optimized for all modern versions of Windows OS and is optimized both for regular displays and touchscreen panels.